Water runs deep at Zhang’s exhibition

WATER means life. Calligraphy artist Zhang Yu is taking a deeper look at water in his latest series in the exhibition, “Fundamental Principal,” underway at Sanshang Contemporary Art Gallery in Hangzhou. “Chinese calligraphy is the art of water more than...


Chinese cities that offer 3-day visa-free stays

Hangzhou East China’s Hangzhou City began to offer 72-hour visa-free entry for international transit passengers on Monday, Oct 20, 2014. The policy covers travelers from 51 countries, including the United States, Russia, Britain, France and Japan. They can enjoy a...


General aviation poised to grow in China

Pedestrians stop to admire the new China-US Aviation Biofuel Pilot Project, a joint venture facility in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, which will clean contaminants from “gutter oil” and convert it into sustainable aviation biofuel. The Boeing Co and the Commercial Aircraft...


Hangzhou wine imports drop 30%

The ‘golden week’ of October 1st did not bring a lot of profit for the wine importers in Hangzhou. Hangzhou imported 154 shipments of wine, with an import value of $5,468,000 USD, declining by 29%, according to Hangzhou Inspection and...


Investment summit drums up big business deals

The China Global Investment Summit (Hangzhou) was held last week in Hangzhou. As a major part of West Lake International Expo, it attracted over 650 entrepreneurs, industry experts and fund managers from around the world. During the summit, 19 contracts...


Tea smacks of Song flavor

Foreign tourists try some tea from a booth on the historical Wuliu Street in downtown Hangzhou yesterday, which was the city’s International Experience Day. A tea brewing and serving contest was also held to revive an old tradition dating from...

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Police escorts use motorcycles from Hangzhou

A motorcade carrying the President of Tanzania, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, and his entourage travelled from the Beijing airport to the Diaoyutai State Guest House on Tuesday, led by police escorts on motorcycle. China has resumed the tradition of escorting foreign...


Giant fish invade campus

Students of China Academy of Art created 108 identical fish sculptures and put them out along a road in their Xiangshan campus. They will later paint these fishes based on drawings made by young pupils in Ningbo, a port city...


Sister city deal ‘all about relationships’

The Queenstown Lakes district has a new sister city – China’s tourism mecca Hangzhou City. Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden and a delegation of eight business and tourism leaders returned from China yesterday after making the agreement official last...